The New Normal
Bryan and David, a homosexual couple living in Los Angeles, pursue successful careers in the workforce but wish to start up a family. They meet up with Goldie, a single mother and waitress from the Midwest who has moved out to L.A. with her young daughter Shania. After the meeting, Bryan and David persuade Goldie to become a surrogate mother for the baby the couple wants to have. Complicating the issue, however, is Goldie's opinionated mother Jane, who has followed her family west to L.A. to Goldie's chagrin.
Even before airing, The New Normal drew some controversy due to its content. One NBC affiliate, KSL-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah, refused to air the show because of objections by station management to the show's subject matter, including depictions of LGBT parenting, crude dialogue and offensive characterizations (KSL parent company Bonneville International is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which does not condone homosexuality, one of the main themes of The New Normal). Salt Lake City CW affiliate KUCW, which airs NBC programming not cleared by KSL, instead picked up The New Normal and aired it in its Saturday night lineup, while KSL aired the Live Well Network program My Family Recipe Rocks! in The New Normal's place on Tuesdays. On May 10, 2013, NBC announced the cancellation of The New Normal after one season due to low ratings.
Ryan Murphy Productions and 20th Century Fox Television co-produced the series.
|Justin Bartha||David Murray|
|Andrew Rannells||Bryan Collins|
|Georgia King||Goldie Clemmons|
|Bebe Wood||Shania Clemmons|
|Jayson Blair||Clay Clemmons|
|Ellen Barkin||Jane Forrest|
|Season One||September 10, 2012||April 2, 2013||22|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
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